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ie head of the department, fear for my child's education, safety, his ability to compete in the global community in the future. i thank you for your efforts. i what to thank her for writing in. .he watched the hearing she spoke to our committee. we were only allowed five minutes each. i think is important that we see who is going to be leading this agency. -- eally gave us host: if you want to continue watching the senate, you can head over to c-span2. you can see the proceedings there. for our last 25 minutes, it is open phones. we want to hear about any public policy issue you want to hear about. we can talk about betsy devos for education secretary. we can talk about the travel ban, health care, efforts to
overturn the affordable care act. the phone lines are open. i want to show our viewers just a few headlines. the story is talking about protests on capitol hill and that all night session we've been showing as well as efforts to jim the phone lines and contact members of the senate. aboutl members talked what they have been hearing from their constituents, reading letters and comments. from the washington post.
he talks about some of the comments that have been made since yesterday about betsy devos and her nomination. he quotes chuck schumer. uniquely her unqualified. ignorance,ounding obvious lack of knowledge. embarrassingly unprepared. democrats being quoted in that story. we want to hear from you. good morning. caller: i'd like to make a comment on the devos nomination. i would like to offer a solution. i would like to offer a solution the cabinet level nominees. emergencyor the
management. they required any fema administrator before they are nominated had to have five years experience in emergency management. that's not a bar that's terribly high for any cabinet level appointee. i think that is a solution. i hope that our elected officials will sponsor legislation in the future that would require that so we don't have the betsy devos is and the ben carson's. would it be five years within the education department? would it be an administrator or teacher? beler: i would say it should five years in direct management
instance, within the emergency management community, every state has an emergency manager. there are people to draw on. they would have that kind of experience so we can quantify and be confident that those people who were going to be nominated have at least the education and the experience and the background to be able to be familiar with the laws. wyoming is next. good morning. i am a product of private schools. parents, there were a couple of years where we had to attend public schools because
they were paying for both the public schools and the private schools. every time we went into a public school, i was two years advanced. i sat in that public school and could not believe how dumb the teachers were and the students. i went on to get an elementary education degree. i cannot believe how stupid it is to get an education degree in this country. we have the worst of the worst. the best thing we can do is shake up the system and promote private education. host: roger is in texas. good morning. caller: good morning. issue, i school choice hear liberals worried about taking funds away from the public schools.
if the this works is parents are satisfied with the education their children are getting in the public school, they will keep their child of their and no money will be taken away. if the public school is not doing a good job, if the parents would able to take their child out. in the public school might lose money for that. it's their own fault as they are not doing a good job. that's all i have to say. host: grand junction, colorado. good morning. caller: thank you for taking my call. i have been listening to your show this morning. i finally had to call up. people are waiting for the next to fall. i don't know how many boots mr.
trump has. i is making a mockery of what believe used to be a good country. campaigning, the all of a sudden it's more dementia every day by the ineffectual way he is treating the highest office that we have. now, i am nervous. i am elderly. i am 67. i am already feeling the pinch of the medical. it's hard for me to make ends meet. it's going to be a lot more difficult to remain that way
with mr. trump in office. i don't understand why a man of his hopefullyof intellect, can make all of these horrible mistakes and make us look ridiculous around the world. host: what has been the biggest mistake you've seen? constant executive the ban on people who were already scheduled to be here. separating people from their family. it's horrible. a child withching a magnifying glass burning ants up. why? why? it doesn't need to be this way. we are making enemies with our
neighbors. these are our neighbors. he once to build a wall against these people and insult them by saying you should have to pay for it. president,ing of the he was at mcgill air force base in tampa florida. here is a story about it on the front page. here is a bit of what he had to say at that yesterday. >> we are up against an enemy that celebrates death and totally worships destruction. you've seen that. campaign of genocide. radical islamic terrorists are determined to strike our , asland as they did on 9/11 they did from boston to orlando
to san bernardino. you've seen what happened in paris. all over europe, it's happening. it's gotten to a point where it's not even being reported. veryny cases, the dishonest press doesn't want to reported. they have their reasons and you understand that. today we deliver a message in one unified voice. to these forces of death and destruction, america and its allies will defeat you. we will defeat them. we will defeat terrorism and we will not allow it to take root in our country. not going to allow it. you can see what's going on for the last few days. we need strong programs so that people that love us and want to
love our country and will end up loving our country are allowed in. not people that want to destroy us and destroy our country. ont: it's open phones here washington journal until the house comes in. they are expected to be in at 10:00. good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. ban on the on this , i'm not sure if there should be a ban on most of those countries. i definitely agree with iran. they have no good sentiments toward us at all. people are up in arms over about this. what about the 16 countries that dan israelis?
i lived in -- in nebraska for three years. i saw a lot of these somalians. they don't integrate into our society very well. i remember hearing people talk about how the somalian lemons would take bottles into the bathrooms to wash themselves because they refused to wash put paper. they would leave these bottles all over, which is unsanitary. these people do not want to conform to our way of society. i don't believe we should be bringing them over here. host: mary in indiana. the traveled out, ban decision could come today from the ninth circuit court in california. a three-judge panel will hear arguments on the administration and those opposed to the ban.
that is shortly afternoon today. than 120 tech companies including apple and facebook have filed a joint brief supporting the lawsuit that has resulted in the hold on the executive order on immigration. that story is in usa today as well. roseanne is in california. good morning. say the callerto from grand junction is spot on and i agree with everything she says. she took the thunder out of my statement. the caller talking about bottles restrooms, public the weirdest reason not to let
anybody into this country i've ever heard. say isrd thing i want to her appointment will be a slap in the face to every single person who has ever gone through the work and the money and the expense it takes to become a teacher in the united states. that is what trump wants, to destroy and hurt people. that is what is going to happen today when she gets approved by the republicans. it's just a terrible thing. to all of these republicans listening and, he's not i president just like obama wasn't yours. host: before you go, carol on twitter said this. she watches sn tweets about the program. she said experience is moot if it brings no good result.
what would be your response? i think she is just making stuff up. you've got to look at the reality of the situation. partc education has been of our country since we were founded. it takes a lot to become a teacher. some people think it's stupid. that's a terrible thing to say about other teachers. the democrats are not using her as a skate -- football to go against trump. this is about taking money away from public education to give to private or charter schools is going to destroy or harm the public schools. the lady from michigan told us everything we need to know. the republicans want to make excuses. listen to the lady from michigan. she knows what she's talking about. the bosses from michigan and she ruined public education in that state. it's not fair.
michael in go to north carolina. good morning. caller: good morning. i am sitting here watching this in the comments coming across. i called about betsy devos. as far as it goes, now i hear the comments about bottles in the urinal and people washing their hands. i'm in the south. my neighbors here hindu indian, somalian across the street. probably refugees. they are in a habitat house. good people built that house and gave them a chance.
they have to be here a while to get that. they are trying to do the american thing. all of my neighbors on my street are from different places in this country. a lot of people in research triangle, they contribute every day to the major companies in tech knowledge he, biopharmaceuticals. you can go on and on. they are making a contribution. they are trying to do the american thing. our president is a mistake. i wish people would get over the mistake they have made and quit defending him. it's the most heinous thing. he is going after anybody and when he gets rid of the press, when they start arresting reporters are going after the press, you are going to have widescale hysteria over this.
it's wrong. host: you called from the line for independence. why aren't you a democrat? caller: i will tell you why. a long time ago i went to the inaugural of a president of the united states, president clinton. i came back from that and i really saw a lot in the democratic party. we are off course and that's a fact. we can work on that. i left the democratic arctic. i went independent. i want my own thoughts on things. when i say they went off course, we have let concessions go down. this is happened before.
iraq, no.t of you've got to stick to principles. i just felt it was going in a direction. i want to go back to the democratic party, but i want to go back to it when they don't just sit back and let things happen. what's happening now is a direct affect of them sitting back with the tea party, with the fake news during the tea party, with all of this building up and now we've got a tv show host. host: who do you think could bring them back? is there some extended up for those principles? caller: that young congressman? that is the most promising thing i see in the democratic party. a lot of the old leadership,
they've got to go. i just got the feeling that when these people because they are in the state where they might lose their position, i might not get reelected, i'm going to go against principles and put people in office with no experience, no prior experience. of story -- state was a good boy scout. host: that was michael in north carolina. he was talking about congressman brendan boyle from pennsylvania. that is already online if you want to go back and watch that interview. michael is in hawaii. good morning. caller: good morning to you. i've been listening to your program today.
i am opposed to the republican party on the island. i am like the last settlement being an independent. mediocrity in education, we have a teachers union running the united states of america. they coddle the rich people. they do the opposite of what they say they are going to do. we have people graduating from high school that cannot speak. they sit in the back of the classroom and intimidate teachers. my sister who just passed away , she was a member of
the teachers union over here. mediocrity.nt it is like water. did you ever have that conversation with your sister? lastr: she passed away december, the day before my birthday. host: did you have a conversation with her when she was alive? out i: my family found was a republican. a lot of people are like that. they disassociate himself with someone who is different from them. everybody should read it. it's a political by the way.
where going to have to leave it there. the house is getting ready to come in for the day. we are going to take our viewers there. we will be back here tomorrow morning on washington journal. a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. february 7, 2017. i hereby appoint the honorable steven m. palazzo to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2017, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the jorlte and minority leaders for morning --